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    Super Member Charlee's Avatar
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    ARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

    There! I feel better! :lol: I tried for over an hour last night to use a narrow rolled hemmer to hem some silk that I bought for my son's "wildrags" that I am making for his birthday. Thought maybe I was doing something wrong, but couldn't figure it out since I've used the hemmers sucessfully before. Set the silk aside and picked up a piece of scrap muslin...zipped right through it with a PEFECT hem!!
    I broke down and took the silk to the ironing board and hand rolled the hems.
    ~sigh~

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    Uggggghhhhh!

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    Silk is so beautiful, but often uncooperative!

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    I really wanted scraps from these two silks, I'm saving for a velvet/silk crazy quilt...now I'm not so sure that I want to use silk! LOL!!

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    it can not be on the bias edge..it really won't work well..
    sewing it normally it is still best to use a tricot fusible interfacing on it!

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    Neither of the wildrags were done on the bias, and now that I've worked with it, I'm thinking that "bias" and "silk" are two words that do NOT go together!! :lol:

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    How about sizing or starch?

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    silks really need stablizer unless using very fine silk pins and needles-then you have to go slow- but stablizer is the key to successfully working with silks.

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